British Jihadis Heading to Join Isis Switch Routes Via Italy

British jihadis heading to Syria are increasingly choosing to travel south through Italy and across the Mediterranean to north Africa in order to evade detection to reach the forces of Islamic State. The route is in the opposite direction of the main migration channel north for the tens of thousands of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya before moving up through Italy, often starting in Sicily.
Sources monitoring the movements of British jihadis say that to avoid security measures at UK airports Isis recruits are crossing the channel by ferry then heading to Italy from where they sail south to north Africa, frequently landing in Tunisia before crossing into Libya.



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